VINTAGE Ladybird book - series 497 The Sleepy Water Vole (early edition)

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Lovely vintage Ladybird book - early collectable edition with dust jacket and original open-wing Ladybird logo.

'The Sleep Water Vole' from the Ladybird series 497

50 pages / A Story by Noel Barr / Illustrations by P B Hickling

Original price inside dust jacket - 2'6 NET

Condition: Good - small tear to dust jacket spine and small pen mark inside back dust jacket flap - otherwise neat and well cared-for.

From inside the dust jacket:

"This is a story about two water voles and their four tiny babies who nearly come to grief when their hole by the river was flooded. Boys and girls will be fascinated with the many adventures of Brownie as she ties to wake her sleepy husband, Squidgy, realise their plight; and how Mrs Short Tail does eventually save the baby water voles as they are clinging to some reeds"